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University of South Carolina-Columbia Reviews

Based on 28 Reviews
Columbia-Campus Columbia, SC
College Review
Career PreparationA-
Students and CultureA-
FacilitiesA
Activities and GroupsA-
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Excellent
Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of South Carolina-Columbia

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
141
48
Accounting and Finance
12
Advertising
76
Business Administration and Management, General
365
170
12
Business Statistics
20
Business/commerce, General
0
Business/managerial Economics
58
Economics, General
64
7
0
Finance, General
363
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General
38
0
Insurance
65
International Business/trade/commerce
121
111
Management Science
184
Marketing/marketing Management, General
380
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
25
Real Estate
29
Retailing and Retail Operations
161
5
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics, General
0
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
15
0
Art Teacher Education
8
7
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
49
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
41
8
Creative Writing
9
Curriculum and Instruction
11
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
95
1
0
Education, General
5
0
3
Educational Evaluation and Research
0
1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
40
6
23
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
1
Educational/instructional Technology
6
Elementary Education and Teaching
81
21
1
English Language and Literature, General
115
14
5
Exercise Physiology
303
9
8
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
5
French Language and Literature
15
0
General Studies
0
German Language and Literature
8
1
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
9
1
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
28
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
4
132
Music Teacher Education
12
0
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
14
21
3
Public/applied History
7
Reading Teacher Education
41
6
Russian Language and Literature
11
Secondary Education and Teaching
29
3
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
1
Spanish Language and Literature
27
1
0
Special Education and Teaching, General
9
4
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
64
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
144
24
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
6
Anthropology
33
6
0
0
Archeology
0
Chinese Studies
1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
4
Clinical Psychology
1
12
Comparative Literature
1
4
6
European Studies/civilization
2
Experimental Psychology
317
2
2
History, General
107
2
6
International Relations and Affairs
55
12
Latin American Studies
0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
1
Library and Information Science
97
4
1
Linguistics
7
9
1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
0
Museology/museum Studies
2
Philosophy
19
4
0
Political Science and Government, General
147
6
7
Psychiatric/mental Health Nurse/nursing
0
Public Administration
12
Religion/religious Studies
14
0
School Psychology
8
6
Social Sciences, Other
8
Social Work
47
281
6
1
Sociology
62
2
4
Women's Studies
11
5
Youth Services/administration
26
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
21
0
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
1
Cardiovascular Technology/technologist
1
Gerontology
8
Health Communication
3
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator
7
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/management
23
Medicine
85
Nurse Anesthetist
24
Nursing Administration
0
0
Nursing Science
10
5
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
1
4
Pharmacy
106
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
0
Physical Therapy/therapist
14
Psychiatric/mental Health Nurse/nursing
0
Public Health Education and Promotion
22
7
Public Health, General
32
5
8
Public Health, Other
159
Public Health/community Nurse/nursing
21
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
14
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse
214
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
16
6
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling
17
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
17
Biology/biological Sciences, General
291
6
17
Biostatistics
3
2
Chemistry, General
40
5
21
Environmental Health
7
2
Epidemiology
8
13
Geography
15
5
7
Geology/earth Science, General
9
15
7
Geophysics and Seismology
2
Human/medical Genetics
8
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
54
6
1
Mathematics, General
58
6
5
Physical Sciences, Other
10
Physics, General
12
3
3
Statistics, General
7
11
1
4
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration
218
6
0
Criminology
4
Law
202
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
2
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
45
4
1
Biomedical Sciences, General
6
10
14
Chemical Engineering
39
5
12
Civil Engineering, General
58
4
9
Computer Engineering, General
29
16
11
Computer Software Engineering
1
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
49
17
17
Engineering/industrial Management
0
Environmental Science
17
Environmental Studies
3
Mechanical Engineering
118
14
12
Nuclear Engineering
6
2
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Broadcast Journalism
45
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
60
Journalism
25
20
Mass Communication/media Studies
0
8
Public Relations/image Management
211
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Conducting
4
5
Dance, General
11
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
12
12
Film/cinema/video Studies
5
Film/video and Photographic Arts, Other
64
5
Fine/studio Arts, General
60
8
Music Performance, General
12
16
4
Music Theory and Composition
0
0
Music, General
64
7
Music, Other
0
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/management, General
184
10
2
Tourism and Travel Services Management
29
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
43
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
1
Information Science/studies
1
Information Technology
65
Management Information Systems, General
0
Systems Engineering
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Private Loan Options
  • Variable Rates: 1.25% APR - 11.10% APR. Fixed Rates: 4.25% APR - 12.35% APR. Lowest rates shown include the auto debit discount.1
  • Whether you're studying online or on campus, borrow up to 100% of the school-certified expenses4
  • Choose from multiple repayment options, including no payments while in school1
  • No origination fee or prepayment penalty2
  • The only undergraduate student loan that offers 4 months of Chegg® study help --a $100 value6
  • Competitive fixed and variable APRs starting at 1.09%1
  • Multiple repayment options including: full principal and interest, interest-only, deferred, and flat payment
  • Flexible payment terms ranging from 5, 8, 10, and 15 years2
  • Coverage up to 100% of your school-certified cost of attendance ($1,000 minimum)3
  • No origination, application and processing fees, no fees for early repayment
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  • Get a one-time cash reward for good grades.2
  • Variable rates: 1.24% - 11.99% APR3 (lowest APRs shown for Discover Student Loans are available for the most creditworthy applicants for undergraduate loans, and include an interest-only repayment discount and a 0.25% interest rate reduction while enrolled in automatic payments)
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  • 9 month grace period (3 months more than most lenders)2
  • Fast application and decision-making process
  • Flexible repayment options
  • No fees for origination, disbursement, prepayment or late payment
  • Skip a payment once per year (once repayment period restarted)3
  • Covers up to 100% of the school's certified cost of attendance
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of South Carolina-Columbia

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
Applied Mathematics, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/instructional Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering/industrial Management
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/management
Journalism
Library and Information Science
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing Administration
Nursing Science
Psychiatric/mental Health Nurse/nursing
Public Health Education and Promotion
Public Health, General
Public Health/community Nurse/nursing
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
Statistics, General

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

School Accreditation Information
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling and Human Development Center - Byrnes Building)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language (English Programs for Internationals)
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 1976
internships with media companies, use of state-of-the-art technology, courses requiring use of technology
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Media Arts, Class of 2011
Classes that focused on real world problems and situations. Many various clubs and organizations on campus to further your education as well. Also, a very up to date website and online tools such as Blackboard.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Educational Specialist in Counselor Education, Class of 2004
information about professional organizations and networking opportunities with alumni and other professionals in the same field
Rated January 2016
Alumni
International Relations, Class of 1989
Job counselor, advanced technology, networking
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Spanish, Class of 2004
Many practicum experiences, study abroad options, and mentors
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 2007
Don't know. Career center I think
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Social Work, Class of 1999
don't remember
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 1976
When I attended, journalism students got to know each other well and learned and made mistakes together. Building relationships with faculty was encouraged, and J-School faculty were always available in their offices or in the classroom.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Media Arts, Class of 2011
Football is very big at my school. There are a lot of Fraternities and Sororities. Business majors and pre law and pre med students make up the majority of the population.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Educational Specialist in Counselor Education, Class of 2004
culturally diverse
Rated January 2016
Alumni
International Relations, Class of 1989
Fairly diverse.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Spanish, Class of 2004
Lots of school pride.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 2007
Greek culture pretty pervasive. Large student body. Football focused.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Social Work, Class of 1999
mostly younger professionals
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 1976
Journalism has been merged into communications and library science and has just moved into a new facility and state-of-the-art labs.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Media Arts, Class of 2011
All the facilities at USC are top notch. From the Wellness Center, the student center, and the library, all are constantly being updated and kept up to date. Dorms are getting better and they are always building new ones, but there are still some older dorms on campus.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Educational Specialist in Counselor Education, Class of 2004
varies, mostly good
Rated January 2016
Alumni
International Relations, Class of 1989
Everything was satisfactory. Clean snd efficient
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Spanish, Class of 2004
All new since I left!
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 2007
Modern, up to date
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Social Work, Class of 1999
spacious and good tech available
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 7 Reviews
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 1976
Publishing an in-house newspaper, printed and online, working at the college newspaper, sports enjoying the benefits of living in the state capital.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Media Arts, Class of 2011
Football and tailgating are the most popular activities. Greek life is very big.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Educational Specialist in Counselor Education, Class of 2004
There are a wide range of organizations, groups, and activities.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
International Relations, Class of 1989
Sports were popular.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Spanish, Class of 2004
Greek life is big, but there's a club for everything.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 2007
Don't really know- wasn't very involved
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Social Work, Class of 1999
not sure
Rated January 2016